Dafne Schippers is a 24-year-old track and field athlete, who is representing the Netherlands at the 2016 Summer Olympics. This is Dafne’s first Olympic appearance, but she’s previously had a ton of success on the international circuit. At World Championships, she’s won bronze in the heptathlon in 2013, silver in the 100 meter in 2015, and gold in the 200 meter in 2015. She’s also won four golds and a silver in 100 meter, 200 meter, and 4 x 100 meter relay events at European Championships from 2012-2016.
Dafne is competing in three events in Rio: the 100 meter, the 200 meter, and the 4 x 100 meter relay. She already finished in a disappointing fifth place in the 100 meter, but she still has two more opportunities to try to win a medal. In the 200 meter, Dafne has made it to the finals after cruising in the heats and posting the fastest time in the semifinals. The finals will air on Wednesday, August 17 at 9:30 p.m. on NBC in what is the definition of must-see television.
After the 200 meter comes to an end, Dafne will move straight to the 4 x 100 meter relay on Thursday, August 18. I guess there is no rest for the weary or super hot sprinters from the Netherlands.